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tr.v. re·mind·ed, re·mind·ing, re·minds
To cause to remember; put in mind: must remind him to call; reminded her of college days.

re·mind′er n.
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(usually foll by: of; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to cause (a person) to remember (something or to do something); make (someone) aware (of something he or she may have forgotten): remind me to phone home; flowers remind me of holidays.
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to cause (a person) to remember; cause (a person) to think (of someone or something).
[1635–45; probably on the model of rememorate (now obsolete) < Late Latin rememorātus, past participle of rememorārī]
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1. 'remember'

If you remember people or events from the past, your mind still has an impression of them and you are able to think about them.

I remember the look on Gary's face as he walked out the door.
He remembered the man well.

You can use either an -ing form or a to-infinitive after remember, but with different meanings. If your mind has an impression of something you did in the past, you say that you remember doing it.

I remember asking one of my sons about this.

If you do something that you had intended to do, you can say that you remember to do it.

He remembered to turn the gas off.
2. 'remind'

If you mention to someone that they had intended to do something, don't say that you 'remember' them to do it. Say that you remind them to do it.

See remind


If you remind someone of a fact or event that they already know about, you say something which causes them to think about it.

She reminded him of two appointments.
You do not need to remind people of their mistakes.

You can remind someone that something is true.

I reminded him that we had a wedding to go to on Saturday.

If you remind someone to do something, you tell them again that they should do it, or you mention to them that they had intended to do it.

She reminded me to wear the visitor's badge at all times.
Remind me to speak to you about Davis.

Be Careful!
Don't say that you 'remind someone of doing' something.

If someone or something reminds you of another person or thing, they are similar to that other person or thing and make you think about them.

Your son reminds me of you at his age.

You must use of in a sentence like this.

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Past participle: reminded
Gerund: reminding

I remind
you remind
he/she/it reminds
we remind
you remind
they remind
I reminded
you reminded
he/she/it reminded
we reminded
you reminded
they reminded
Present Continuous
I am reminding
you are reminding
he/she/it is reminding
we are reminding
you are reminding
they are reminding
Present Perfect
I have reminded
you have reminded
he/she/it has reminded
we have reminded
you have reminded
they have reminded
Past Continuous
I was reminding
you were reminding
he/she/it was reminding
we were reminding
you were reminding
they were reminding
Past Perfect
I had reminded
you had reminded
he/she/it had reminded
we had reminded
you had reminded
they had reminded
I will remind
you will remind
he/she/it will remind
we will remind
you will remind
they will remind
Future Perfect
I will have reminded
you will have reminded
he/she/it will have reminded
we will have reminded
you will have reminded
they will have reminded
Future Continuous
I will be reminding
you will be reminding
he/she/it will be reminding
we will be reminding
you will be reminding
they will be reminding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reminding
you have been reminding
he/she/it has been reminding
we have been reminding
you have been reminding
they have been reminding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reminding
you will have been reminding
he/she/it will have been reminding
we will have been reminding
you will have been reminding
they will have been reminding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reminding
you had been reminding
he/she/it had been reminding
we had been reminding
you had been reminding
they had been reminding
I would remind
you would remind
he/she/it would remind
we would remind
you would remind
they would remind
Past Conditional
I would have reminded
you would have reminded
he/she/it would have reminded
we would have reminded
you would have reminded
they would have reminded
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.remind - put in the mind of someone; "Remind me to call Mother"
take back - cause someone to remember the past; "This photo takes me back to the good old days"
nag - remind or urge constantly; "she nagged to take a vacation"
immortalise, immortalize, memorialise, memorialize, commemorate, record - be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
2.remind - assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


verb jog your memory, prompt, nudge, help you remember, refresh your memory, make you remember Can you remind me to buy a bottle of Martini?
remind someone of something or someone bring to mind, call to mind, put in mind, awaken memories of, call up, bring back to She reminds me of the wife of the pilot.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
يُذَكِّريُذَكِّرُيُذَكِّر بِ
minde omhuske på
생각나게 하다
nhắc nhở


[rɪˈmaɪnd] VTrecordar a
thank you for reminding megracias por recordármelo
to remind sb thatrecordar a algn que
customers are reminded thatse recuerda a los clientes que ...
to remind sb to do sthrecordar a algn que haga algo
remind me to fix an appointmentrecuérdame que ponga una cita
you have to keep reminding him to do ithay que recordárselo constantemente
need I remind you who he is?¿tengo que recordarte quién es?
to remind sb about sthrecordar algo a algn
don't forget to remind her about the partyno te olvides de recordarle lo de la fiesta
don't remind me!¡no me lo recuerdes!
to remind sb of sthrecordar algo a algn
that reminds me of last timeeso me recuerda la última vez
she reminds me of Anneme recuerda a Anne
to remind o.s. I have to remind myself to relaxtengo que recordarme a mí mismo que debo relajarme
he's only a boy, I reminded myselfno es más que un niño, me recordé
that reminds me!¡a propósito!
I saw John today, which reminds mehoy vi a John, a propósito ... REMEMBER
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[rɪˈmaɪnd] vt
(= make sb think of sth) to remind sb of sth → rappeler qch à qn
It reminds me of Scotland → Cela me rappelle l'Écosse.
to remind sb of sb → rappeler qn à qn
She reminds me of her mother → Elle me rappelle sa mère.
that reminds me ... → ça me fait penser (que) ...
"Can I have some icecream?" - "That reminds me! We need some more." → "Je peux avoir de la glace?" - "Ça me fait penser qu'il nous en faut plus."
(= give reminder) → le rappeler à
I'll remind you tomorrow → Je te le rappellerai demain.
I'll forget if you don't remind me → Je vais oublier si tu ne me le rappelles pas.
to remind sb to do sth → faire penser qn à faire qch, rappeler à qn de faire qch
Remind me to speak to Daniel → Rappelle-moi de parler à Daniel., Fais-moi penser à parler à Daniel.
to remind sb (that) ... → rappeler à qn que ...
to remind sb of sth → rappeler qch à qn
His father constantly reminds him of the virtues of patience → Son père lui rappelle constamment les vertus de la patience.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


vterinnern (→ of an +acc); you are reminded that …wir weisen darauf hin, dass …; to remind somebody to do somethingjdn daran erinnern, etw zu tun; that reminds me!da(bei) fällt mir was ein
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[rɪˈmaɪnd] vtricordare, rammentare
to remind sb of sth/to do sth → ricordare or rammentare a qn qc/di fare qc
he reminds me of Brian → mi ricorda Brian
that reminds me! → a proposito!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(rəˈmaind) verb
1. to tell (someone) that there is something he or she ought to do, remember etc. Remind me to post that letter; She reminded me of my promise.
2. to make (someone) remember or think of (a person, thing etc). She reminds me of her sister; This reminds me of my schooldays.
reˈminder noun
something said, done, written, noticed etc that reminds one to do something. Leave the bill on the table as a reminder that I still have to pay it.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


يُذَكِّرُ připomenout minde om erinnern υπενθυμίζω hacer recordar muistuttaa rappeler podsjetiti ricordare 思い出させる 생각나게 하다 herinneren aan minne przypomnieć fazer lembrar напоминать påminna เตือน hatırlatmak nhắc nhở 提醒
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vi. recordar, advertir.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
That is, while he dominated my love and fancy, if I had been so fortunate as to have a simple concept of anything in life, I must have tried to give the expression of it some turn or tint that would remind the reader of books even before it reminded him of men.
You may read the greatest part of Dickens, as you may read the greatest part of Hawthorne or Tolstoy, and not once be reminded of literature as a business or a cult, but you can hardly read a paragraph, hardly a sentence, of Thackeray's without being reminded of it either by suggestion or downright allusion.
You reminded me of--of something I have tried for long years to forget.
It reminded me of an early June day in the Maine Woods.
Rook was naturally reminded of the murder, when she heard that my name was Brown; and she must certainly have been struck--as I was--by the coincidence of my father's death taking place at the same time when his unfortunate namesake was killed.
`Well, mace in one hand and Weena in the other, I went out of that gallery and into another and still larger one, which at the first glance reminded me of a military chapel hung with tattered flags.
He reminded you of those jolly, fat merchants that Rubens painted.
There was something, it seemed to him, which reminded him, however faintly, of the mornings in his own land,--the perfume of the flowers from the window-boxes, perhaps, the absence of that hideous roar of traffic, or the faint aromatic scent from the lime trees in the Park, heavy from recent rain.
"But it is now evening," the King reminded them, "and you must stay with us until morning, anyhow.
The child appeared--the same forlorn little creature who had reminded Mercy of her own early years on the day when she and Horace Holmcroft had been out for their walk.
I meant, moreover, to have reminded him of our being quite alone now, and very much in need of him to keep up our spirits these long winter evenings.
"If I do not conceal myself, he may be reminded to write something disagreeable about my lack of a crest or my appetite for scrap- iron; and although he is inexpressibly brilliant when he devotes himself to censure of folly and greed, his dulness is matchless when he transcends the limits of legitimate comment."